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Operating instructions
for Washing machine
W 418
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the machine it is
essential to read these operating instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
M.-Nr. 05 777 650



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  • Page 1 Operating instructions for Washing machine W 418 To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the machine it is essential to read these operating instructions before it is installed or used for the first time. M.-Nr. 05 777 650...
  • Page 2: Caring For Our Environment

    Caring for our environment Disposal of the packing mate- Disposal of your old appliance rial Old appliances contain materials which can be recycled. Please contact your The transport and protective packing dealer, your local waste collection cen- has been selected from materials which tre or scrap merchant about potential are environmentally friendly for disposal recycling schemes.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Caring for our environment......... . 2 Disposal of the packing material .
  • Page 4 Contents Interrupting a programme ......... . . 27 Altering a programme once selected .
  • Page 5 Contents Opening the drum door in the event of a blocked drain outlet and/ or power failure ........... 43 Blocked drain outlet .
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    The manufacturer is not liable for sponsibility. Repairs should only be un- damage resulting from improper use or dertaken by a Miele approved operation. engineer. This appliance should not be oper- Ensure current is not supplied to the ated by children.
  • Page 7 Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original Turn off the stopcock if the ma- spare parts. Only when these parts are chine is to be left for any length of fitted can the safety standards of the time (e.g.
  • Page 8: Disposal Of Your Old Machine

    Always make sure the drum is sta- the instructions on the packaging. If in tionary before reaching in to re- doubt, contact the Miele Customer Ser- move washing. Reaching into a moving vice Dept. or your Miele Dealer. drum is extremely dangerous.
  • Page 9: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance Delicates and Silks / programmes Special programmes – Programme for hand-washable In these programmes, the laundry is fabrics (Silks /) washed and spun very gently to re- duce creasing and the amount of iron- Hand-washable fabrics which crease ing required, thus providing "Easy care"...
  • Page 10: Locking Functions (Programme Locking, System Lock)

    The electronic programme to modify existing programme cycles locking is automatically cancelled at the accordingly. end of the programme. Miele will provide information when such possibilities become available. Electronic system lock The system lock prevents anyone from using the washing machine without your knowledge.
  • Page 11: Control Panel

    Description of the appliance Control panel a START button e Programme selector starts the wash programme for selecting the wash programme and temperature for that programme. b Additional option buttons The programme selector can be Additional options can be added to turned clockwise or anti-clockwise the basic programme.
  • Page 12: Important Control Panel Features

    Description of the appliance Important control panel Select the spin speed. features Press the "Spin" button to select a differ- ent spin speed. However, you cannot Programme selector select a spin speed higher than the maximum allowed for the basic wash The programme selector is used to set programme chosen.
  • Page 13: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time Before using the machine for the first time ensure that it is correctly in- stalled and connected. See the rele- vant section under "Installation". Also check that the fluff filter is se- curely tightened. Otherwise there is a risk of water leakage during use.
  • Page 14: Washing Environmentally And Economically

    Washing environmentally and economically Energy and water consumption Detergent – Water consumption and energy us- – Do not exceed the amounts of deter- age are determined by the size of the gent which may be recommended by load. the manufacturer on the packaging. –...
  • Page 15: How To Wash Correctly

    How to wash correctly Brief instructions See the "Programme chart" in the next section for information on which Please note: programmes to use for different fabric To help familiarise yourself with how to types. use your washing machine please read the sections "Before washing", "Se- lecting a programme"...
  • Page 16: Programme Chart

    How to wash correctly Programme chart COTTONS 9ö876 Fabric Cottons and linen fabrics, e.g. bed linen, table linen, towel- ling, jeans, underwear, T-shirts, nappies. Additional options Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive, Water plus Notes – Only use the COTTONS 95°C programme for heavily soiled and incontinent laundry.
  • Page 17 How to wash correctly DELICATES 21 + COLD Fabric Acrylics, acetate and triacetate, 100% cotton easy care shirts and blouses. Curtains, specified machine-washable by the manufacturer. Additional options Soak, Pre-wash, Intensive Notes – For normal to heavy soiling or where staining is visible, use the Intensive additional option.
  • Page 18 How to wash correctly Quick wash 7 Fabric Very lightly soiled fabrics, which can be washed in the Cottons programme. Additional option Water plus Notes – Use less detergent (as for a half load). – If fabrics have a high proportion of man-made fibres it is ad- visable to programme the machine for "Gentle Action".
  • Page 19: Care Symbols - Washing

    How to wash correctly Care symbols - washing Care Fabric Description of Programme: symbols types process (select the appropriate temperature ac- cording to the temperature on the care label symbol) Cottons Normal (maxi- Cottons, Minimum iron, Quick wash no bar mum) machine action and nor- mal spinning...
  • Page 20 How to wash correctly Important - other care symbols Hand wash (If no temperature is specified use the lowest temperature or cold) Do not wash apf Dry clean Do not dry clean Suitable for chlorine bleach- Do not use chlorine bleach Tumble dry At normal temperature At low temperature...
  • Page 21: Before Washing

    How to wash correctly Before washing Do not use solvent-based clean- A Sort the laundry ing agents in this machine. ^ Sort the laundry by colour and by care label symbol. Most garments have a textile care label in the collar or side seam.
  • Page 22: Selecting A Programme

    How to wash correctly F Select a programme Selecting a programme B Switch on the washing machine ^ Press in the I-ON/0-OFF button. ^ Open the stopcock. C Open the drum door ^ Press the Door button and open the drum door.
  • Page 23: Additional Options

    How to wash correctly Additional options Pre-wash H Select additional option(s) For heavily soiled laundry and items with dried on stains. Additional options can be selected as long as they are compatible with the Soak basic programme being used. Each press of the top button selects the For heavily soiled and stained items additional option in the following order: with protein stains (e.g.
  • Page 24: Add Detergent

    Miele Spare Parts de- J Press the START button. partment which sits in the main wash compartment j of the detergent dis- This starts the programme.
  • Page 25: At The End Of A Programme

    How to wash correctly M Switch off the washing machine At the end of a programme When the Anti-crease/Finish indicator Press the I-ON/0-OFF button and turn the programme selector to Finish . light comes on the laundry can be re- moved from the drum: N Close the drum door K Open the drum door...
  • Page 26: Adding Or Removing Laundry After A Programme Has Started

    How to wash correctly Adding or removing laundry The door cannot be opened, if: after a programme has started – the suds temperature is above 55°C. Laundry can be added or removed af- – the water is above a certain level. ter the programme has started when –...
  • Page 27: Interrupting A Programme

    How to wash correctly Interrupting a programme Skipping a programme stage ^ Switch the machine off with the I-ON/ ^ Turn the programme selector to Fin- 0-OFF button. ish . To continue with the same programme: As soon as the programme sequence indicator light for the programme stage ^ Switch the machine on with the I-ON/ you want the programme to continue at...
  • Page 28: Programme Sequence

    How to wash correctly Programme sequence MINIMUM IRON This washing machine has fully elec- Main wash tronic controls with automatic load rec- ognition. This machine takes in the right Water level: low amount of water required for the Wash rhythm: normal programme depending on the amount Rinses of laundry and its absorbency rate.
  • Page 29 How to wash correctly WOOLLENS Starch Main wash Water level: low Water level: medium Wash rhythm: normal Wash rhythm: Woollens Final spin: yes Rinses Separate rinse Water level: medium No of rinses: 2 Water level: high Spinning No of rinses: 2 Rinse and interim spin : yes Final spin: yes...
  • Page 30: Detergent

    Use a quantity of detergent as for soft ^ Add detergent to the compartments water. as follows: Miele do not recommend connecting i = Detergent for pre-wash the machine to a household water soft- (if selecting a pre-wash add ener.
  • Page 31: Fabric Conditioners And Liquid Starch

    Detergent Fabric conditioners and liquid If starching frequently, the dispenser starch compartment and especially the si- phon tube and conditioner channel Fabric conditioners make garments soft will need regular cleaning to remove and fluffy to handle and help prevent any residual starch. See "Cleaning static cling when tumble drying.
  • Page 32: Locking Functions

    Locking functions Electronic programme locking Deactivating programme locking early Programme locking prevents the ma- ^ Press the START button for at least 4 chine from being opened or the seconds until the locked check light programme cancelled during a wash (lower right on the control panel) programme.
  • Page 33: Electronic System Lock

    Locking functions E Next slowly turn the programme se- Electronic system lock lector anti-clockwise stage by stage The system lock prevents your ma- to DELICATES cold. chine being used without your knowl- The locked check light (lower right edge. on the control panel) will flash. F Now release the Intensive , Pre-wash When the system lock has been acti- or Soak button.
  • Page 34: Cleaning And Care

    The washing machine must not be hosed down. E-Cloth A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from the Miele UK Spare Parts Department, Part number 98013530, which is suit- able for cleaning surfaces such as stainless steel, glass, plastic and chrome without the use of chemicals. It...
  • Page 35: Cleaning The Detergent Dispenser Drawer

    Cleaning and care Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer Remove detergent residues regularly. ^ Clean the siphon. 1. Remove the siphon from compart- ment §. Wash under running warm water. Clean the siphon tube in the ^ Pull out the detergent dispenser same way.
  • Page 36: Cleaning The Water Inlet Filters

    To clean the filter in the union in the hose able to withstand pressure of at open end of the inlet hose: least 70 bar. Miele’s own hoses meet this requirement. ^ First turn off the stopcock. ^ Unscrew the threaded union connect-...
  • Page 37: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide With the help of the following notes minor faults in the performance of the appli- ance, some of which may result from incorrect operation, can be put right without contacting the Service Department. Repair work to electrical appliances should only be carried out by a suit- ably qualified person in accordance with local and national safety regulations.
  • Page 38: The Wash Programme Stops And A Fault Indicator Light Comes On

    Problem solving guide The wash programme stops and a fault indicator light comes Remedy A Fault indicator Possible cause The Check drain light The water outlet is Clean the fluff filter and the flashes. blocked. drain pump as described in "Problem solving guide - Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain...
  • Page 39: A Fault Indicator Light Comes On But The Wash Programme Continues As Normal

    Problem solving guide A fault indicator light comes on but the wash programme con- tinues as normal. Remedy A Fault indicator Possible cause The Check drain The drain outlet is Clean the fluff filter and the drain light flashes. restricted. pump as described in "Problem solving guide - Opening the door in the event of a blocked drain outlet...
  • Page 40: General Problems Or An Unsatisfactory Wash Result

    Problem solving guide General problems or an unsatisfactory wash result Problem Possible cause Remedy The machine The four feet are not Level the machine. See advice on shakes during the resting evenly on the installation. spin cycle. floor. The laundry has The spin speed se- Select a higher spin speed next not been spun...
  • Page 41 Problem solving guide Problem Possible cause Remedy Liquid deter- Liquid detergents do – Use a general purpose washing gent does not not contain bleaching machine powder containing a give the re- agents. They do not re- bleaching agent. quired result. move fruit, coffee and –...
  • Page 42: The Drum Door Cannot Be Opened By Pressing The Door Button

    Problem solving guide The drum door cannot be opened by pressing the Door button. Possible cause Remedy The machine is not con- Put the plug in the socket and switch on. nected to the electricity supply. The washing machine is Switch the machine on with the I-ON/0-OFF button.
  • Page 43: Opening The Drum Door In The Event Of A Blocked Drain Outlet And/Or Power Failure

    Problem solving guide Opening the drum door in the Blocked drain outlet event of a blocked drain outlet If the drain outlet is clogged, up to 25 and/or power failure litres of water will be retained in the ma- chine. ^ Switch the washing machine off.
  • Page 44: Opening The Drum Door

    Problem solving guide Once the flow of water ceases: housing and filter unit (as these can cause water to leak). Deposits of limescale are often a sign of underdosage of detergent. ^ Put the fluff filter back in place and secure.
  • Page 45: Customer Contact

    – Your Miele dealer or Appliance guarantee – Your nearest Miele Service Depart- The appliance is guaranteed for a pe- ment (see back cover for the ad- riod of 1 year. dress).
  • Page 46: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Front view a Inlet hose (tested to withstand h Detergent dispenser drawer pressure of at least 70 bar) i Drum door b Electricity supply cable j Flap for fluff filter, drain pump and c - f Flexible drain hose (with emergency release detachable swivel elbow) k Handle recesses for moving the...
  • Page 47: Rear View

    Installation and connection Rear view a Protruding lid edge for holding when e Transit bar covers moving the machine f Restraining clip for: b Electricity supply cable – Inlet hose c Inlet hose (tested to withstand – Drain hose pressure of at least 70 bar) –...
  • Page 48: Installation Surface

    (available from the Miele Spare Parts Dept). ^ To remove the left and right covers 1. Use a screwdriver to prise out the cover as illustrated.
  • Page 49 Installation and connection ^ Using the spanner supplied turn the ^ Turn the right-hand transit bar 90°, left-hand transit bar 90°, then then ^ withdraw the transit bar. ^ withdraw the transit bar.
  • Page 50: Re-Fitting The Transit Bars

    Installation and connection The washing machine must not be moved without the transit bars in place. Store the transit bars as shown or keep them in a safe place for future use. They must be re-fitted if the ma- chine is to be moved again (e.g.when moving house).
  • Page 51: Levelling The Machine

    Installation and connection Levelling the machine The machine must stand perfectly level on all four feet to ensure safe and proper operation. ^ Using the spanner supplied turn counter nut 2 in a clockwise direc- tion. Then turn counter nut 2 together with foot 1 to unscrew.
  • Page 52: Building Under A Continuous Worktop/In A Kitchen Run

    900/910 mm from the floor, a raising kit* is required. – Connections for electricity, water and A Miele tumble dryer can be stacked drainage should be installed in such with the washing machine. A stacking a way that they remain accessible kit* is necessary and can be purchased when the machine is in place.
  • Page 53: Connection To Water Supply

    Turn on the stop- cock slowly and check for leaks. If replacing the inlet hose only use genuine Miele hoses. These are tested to withstand pressure of at least 70 bar. This also applies to all fixtures and fittings used.
  • Page 54: Connection To The Drainage System

    2. Connected securely to a plastic drain sary parts can be purchased from the pipe with a rubber nipple. There is no Miele Spare Parts Department or your need to use a non-return valve. Miele dealer. 3. Connected securely to a standpipe.
  • Page 55: Electrical Connection U.k

    Installation and connection Electrical connection U.K. The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the termi- All electrical work should be carried out nal in the plug which is marked with the only by a suitably qualified and compe- letter E or by the earth symbol z or tent person, in strict accordance with coloured green, or green and yellow.
  • Page 56 Installation and connection Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363 If this machine is fitted with a non- rewireable plug, the following informa- tion applies: If the socket outlets are not suitable for the plug supplied with the product, it must be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted.
  • Page 57: Consumption Data

    Consumption data Load Consumption data Energy Water Duration in kWh in litres Normal Intensive COTTONS 95°C 5.0 kg 1.70 1 h 32 min 1 h 47 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 – 1 h 56 min 60°C 5.0 kg 0.95 1 h 26 min 1 h 56 min 40°C...
  • Page 58: Technical Data

    Technical data Height 85.0 cm Width 59.5 cm Depth 58.0 cm Depth with door open 94.5 cm Weight 93 kg Maximum floor load 1600 Newton (approx. 160 kg) Capacity 5 kg dry laundry Voltage see data plate Rated load see data plate Fuse rating see data plate Consumption data...
  • Page 59 Programmable functions for changing standard settings...
  • Page 60: Programmable Functions

    Programmable functions The programmable functions can be The settings are as follows: used to tailor washing programmes to Setting 1: suit your individual requirements. an increase in the rinse water level for the programmes listed. Water plus system Setting 2: an increase in the water level in the Selecting the Water plus additional main wash and rinses for the...
  • Page 61 Programmable functions Follow steps A to G to programme E Turn the programme selector to the COTTONS 75°C position: and store a setting in memory. The Soak/Pre-wash sequence indica- The programmable functions are acti- vated to call up further features not tor light will briefly flash twice in 2 shown on the control panel by using the second intervals, to show that factory...
  • Page 62: Gentle Action

    Programmable functions A Press the START button and keep it Gentle action pressed in whilst carrying out steps B to C. Activating gentle action reduces the drum action. Slightly soiled items are B Switch the machine on with the I-ON/ washed more gently.
  • Page 63: Top-Up Rinse For Cottons

    Programmable functions A Press the START button and keep it Top-up rinse for COTTONS pressed in whilst carrying out steps B to C. When this is activated, additional wa- ter flows into the drum at the end of B Switch the machine on with the I-ON/ the main wash to cool the suds down.
  • Page 64: Memory Function

    Programmable functions A Press the START button and keep it Memory Function pressed in whilst carrying out steps B to C. If an additional option(s) is selected for a programme, and / or the spin B Switch the machine on with the I-ON/ speed is altered, the machine stores 0-OFF button.
  • Page 65: Soak

    Programmable functions A Press the START button and keep it Soak pressed in whilst carrying out steps A length of time of between 30 minutes B to C. and 2 hours can be programmed in 30 B Switch the machine on with the I-ON/ minute increments for the soak pro- cess.
  • Page 68 Alteration rights reserved/4302 M.-Nr. 05 777 650 / V02 This paper consists of cellulose which has been bleached without the use of chlorine.